The weather is getting warmer, for sure. The spiritual weather is also getting ready to heat up considerably! As God begins to bring things to a head using both spiritual and natural events, we are going to need an assurance as solid as anything we have ever had to know that He is with us.
He has promised to never leave us or forsake us. It is a promise He made to each of us; not a casual statement; a promise! I can truly testify that after I have sought the LORD, sometimes for quite a season, He heard me. I believe that God loves to be sought after sometimes. We are the Bride of His Son; what can bring a relationship into disrepair more than taking one for granted and losing our first love? Is it that same in the spiritual world? I believe it is.
If we, like the Psalmist of old, seek the LORD and maintain a very current and present relationship with Him, we can say with confidence that we sought the LORD and He heard us! He will deliver us from all of our fears. He sees our going in and our coming out. In Psalm 34 He promises to encamp around about those who fear Him; and He delivers them.
The word encamp means that He actually sets up camp with us, wherever we are, to pitch a tent and dwell and rest along side of us! It means that He bends or stoops in kindness to an inferior. He rests with us in the same manner that Jesus rested in the boat with the disciples during the great storm on the sea of Galilee! He was there all of the time. Like the disciples, I quite often cry aloud, "LORD, don't you care??" Yes, He does. More than we will ever know.
Whether it is a storm of our making, a storm from the evil one, or just a storm that all of us go through because we are living on a planet in total rebellion; He is there resting with us; encamped around about us, and He is always ready and willing to save when we cry.
Oh taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the person that trusts in Him! Fear the LORD, oh ye, His saints; for there is no want to those who fear Him.